Looking for a Napa adventure that isn’t just about the wine? The Napa County Historical Society will be conducting its next Napa Valley History Tour event from June 10th through June 13th, 2015. The historical society, like so many others, is dedicated to preserving the history of this vast, cultural region. Grabbing tickets to this event will give you the chance to visit parts of the valley that aren’t usually publicly accessible. Here’s what you need to know.
How to Participate
Tickets for this series of Napa Valley History Tours are available on the event website. You have the option of buying an all-inclusive 4-day pass or single-day passes for each individual day. Prices vary – for example, the 4-day pass is $550 for the general public or $499 for NCHS members. Single day passes range from $20 to $235 depending on the day, whether or not you are a member, and – on one day – whether or not you are driving yourself to your destinations.
The Tour Schedule
The schedule for this round of tours is jam packed with incredible destinations, events, and opportunities.
On Wednesday, June 10th, participants will get to tour the historic caves on the Schramsberg Winery property, see historic photography, and of course enjoy a wine tasting. Then, at Ehler’s Estate, tour their organic winemaking methods and enjoy a picnic on the grounds. Lunch and transportation are provided.
On Thursday, June 11th, you’ll start at The Brother Timothy Vineyard where you’ll see The Hess Collection and a food and wine pairing. You’ll then enjoy lunch at Trinchero Napa Valley, where a private chef will prepare a meal especially created for the tour. Transportation is provided, as is lunch. This is the only day where you have the option to drive yourself.
On Friday, June 12th, visitors will enjoy a guided tour of the Missouri Hipper Vineyard. This vineyard is not generally publicly accessible, and you’ll learn a lot about the history of women in winemaking. You’ll also get to visit Nichelini Winery, where you’ll enjoy a picnic after touring the homestead cabin and visiting with one of the winery’s founders. Lunch and transportation are provided.
Finally, on Saturday, June 13th, participants will experience a two-hour walking guided tour of Downtown Napa. You’ll learn about the last public execution ever held in California and see how the area has revitalized itself after the earthquake of 2014.
The Napa Valley History Tour is an event you won’t want to miss, whether you can afford a day of wine tastings or simply make a couple of hours of time for a tour of the city itself. Ask your Napa hotel concierge if you have questions about getting to your tour destination from your lodging; but make sure you book at least one day. You’ll absolutely love it.